AsturianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of the masculine article el.

ArticleEdit

l’ m

  1. (definite) the
Usage notesEdit
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l’asturianu (the Asturian), l’hermanu (the brother)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of the feminine article la.

ArticleEdit

l’ f

  1. (definite) the
Usage notesEdit
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha: l’asturiana (the Asturian), l’habitación (the habitation)
Related termsEdit

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l' m or f

  1. Contraction of el: the
  2. Contraction of la: the

Usage notesEdit

el is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-. la is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-, except before a following (h)i- or (h)u-.

PronounEdit

l'

  1. Contraction of el.
  2. Contraction of la.

Usage notesEdit

See above.

DeclensionEdit


CorsicanEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of u, lu: the
  2. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of a, la: the
  3. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of i, li: the
  4. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of e, le: the

PronounEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of u, lu: him
  2. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of a, la: her
  3. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of i, li: them
  4. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of e, le: them

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l' (definite)

  1. (poetic) Apocopic form of la: the

Usage notesEdit

It is used mainly in poetry and lyrics as a tool for enforcing a specific meter or rhythm, although it may at times be used in prose for a poetic stylistic effect.

A space is used after l' (e.g. "de l' mondo", not "de l'mondo"). It is most common after prepositions ending in a vowel, de l' (of the) being most common by far.

When possible it is pronounced at the end of the proceeding syllable rather than at the start of the following syllable (e.g. de l' animo (of the soul) is pronounced /del aˈni.mo/ rather than /de laˈni.mo/).

Frequent or consistent use of l' can be found as a feature of the ideolects of some people, but this is considered non-standard, and is discouraged by the majority of fluent speakers.

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (singular, definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: the
  2. (Quebec, colloquial, after a vowel) Apocopic form of le: the
    • 2002, Jean-François Pauzé (lyrics and music), “La Manifestation”, in Break Syndical:
      À la manifestation, / on rêvait d'révolution / se gelant l'cul avec une poignée de comparses / sous la pluie froide du mois d'mars
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

PronounEdit

l’ m or f (third-person singular)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: him, her, it
  2. (Quebec, colloquial, after a vowel) Apocopic form of le: him, it
    • 2002, Jean-François Pauzé, Marie-Annick Lépine (lyrics and music), “Toune d'automne”, in Break Syndical:
      Icitte y'a papa qui se r'met / fe sa p'tite opération / t'aurais du l'voir, y fakait / fallait l'traiter aux p'tits oignons
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


FriulianEdit

Friulian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
l'
i
feminine  la
l'
lis

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of il, la: the

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contration of li, from French lui.

PronounEdit

l'

  1. Alternative spelling of l; contraction of li.

IdoEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of la: the

ItalianEdit

Italian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
lo/l'
i
gli
feminine  la/l' le

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of il/lo, la: the

PronounEdit

l’ m or f (apocopate)

  1. (before vowels) Apocopic form of lo, la: him, her, it

Usage notesEdit

  • Optionally elides before a vowel, especially before ho and ha: l'ho, l'ha. Elision before other verbs beginning with a stressed vowel is less common: lo era instead of l'era, lo è instead of l'è.

See alsoEdit


LadinEdit

ArticleEdit

l' f (singular)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of la: the

See alsoEdit


LeoneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of the masculine article el.

ArticleEdit

l' m sg

  1. Apocopic form of el: the
Usage notesEdit
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h.

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of the feminine article la.

ArticleEdit

l' f sg

  1. Apocopic form of la: the
Usage notesEdit
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha.

LigurianEdit

ArticleEdit

l' m sg (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) the (+ a masculine name in the singular)

Middle FrenchEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. elided form of le, la: the

Usage notesEdit

  • Earlier manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lamethe soul

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille, illa

ParticleEdit

l' m and f (singular and plural definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of 'o, 'a: the

Old FrenchEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel sound) Apocopic form of la/le: the

Usage notesEdit

  • Original manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lamethe soul